“Compensate This!” Castro theft of Spanish properties in Cuba estimated at three billion dollars

Ay! Buena suerte…. Good luck, suckers.

Metanse en la estampida….Preparense pa’l desengaño.

Join the stampede… steel yourselves for disappointment.

This ain’t no encierro, or running of the bulls.  It’s really a quest Don Quixote would have loved.

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Havana’s Gallego Club

As Raul Castro demands 117 billion dollars or more in compensation from the United States, some Spaniards are increasing their efforts to claim compensations of their own from the Castro regime.

Some of these delusional fools are simply demanding monetary compensation, while others are also demanding –in addition — the return of their stolen property.

The private firm handling these claims is asking for thirty percent of the take,  If the Castro regime were to honor all these claims at face value, the firm would earn 900 million dollars.

I suppose  I could join this quixotic venture, since my mother’s family was straight-off-the-boat Spanish and lost absolutely everything to the Revolutionary thieves.

But why bother?  Life is already quixotic enough without such futile gestures.

Centro-Asturiano-en-la-Habana

From ABC Spain:

A private Spanish firm seeks to reclaim the three billion dollars worth of property stolen from Spaniards and their heirs by the Castro regime.

Jordi Cabarrocas, head of this private firm, thinks that the recent “normalization” overtures made by the current occupant of the White House could force the Castro regime to take the claims of Spaniards seriously.

His firm, «1898 Compañía de Recuperaciones Patrimoniales en Cuba», has been collecting data from Spaniards who had their property stolen by the so-called Revolution.  Thus far the total sum recorded by this company stands at two billion dollars (six hundred million of which is owed to Gallegos), but the estimate for the amount not yet recorded brings the figure to three billion dollars or more.

According to Cabarrocas, who held a news conference recently in Santiago de Compostela, said that sixty percent of the claims are for commercial property and forty percent for residential property.

Read the whole thing HERE in the Castellano dialect (no Gallego or Catalan, sorry, and no Asturian or Basque either).

Footnote:   And….what about one Spaniard named Angel Castro, from Lugo, Galicia, whose son is responsible for all the thievery?  Were his vast landholdings ever confiscated and redistributed to the tenant farmers he exploited?

Angel Castro and Lina Ruz, parents of Fidel Castro

 

The Castro brothers (not to be confused with the Marx brothers or the Three Stooges).
The Castro brothers (not to be confused with the Marx brothers or the Three Stooges).

 

1 thought on ““Compensate This!” Castro theft of Spanish properties in Cuba estimated at three billion dollars”

  1. Love the photo. Lina looks underage, like a big baby, certainly like the creep’s daughter. Ugh.

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